Valley of Fire is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada and includes 45,000 acres, two campgrounds (both first-come, first-serve), a full-scale visitor center, historic sites, petrified trees and a variety of geological wonders. Contrary to popular belief the valley is not always on fire, but rather derives its name from the red sandstone formations. Outdoor activities include biking, hiking, star gazing, exploring the historic sites and wildlife viewing. Valley of Fire State Park also offers a great base camp for the popular RiSE Festival each October.
Valley of Fire’s two campgrounds (Atlatl Rock and Arch Rock) have a combined 73 campsites; each campsite is equipped with shaded tables and grills. Arch Rock has 29 campsites and is the more primitive of the two campgrounds (tent/trailer). Atlatl Rock campground has 44 campsites and some have electric and water hookups for RVs and trailers. The campgrounds have restrooms (with flush toilets and showers) and an RV dump station. There are three group camping areas that can accommodate 45 campers, though parking is limited.